COVID-19 Update
July 2021
Our food shop is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am to 4pm



FREE Hot Drink With Any Brunch or

Buy a Platter and Carafe of Wine for £20

Foodie Shop Now Open

Bistro 1709

Bistro 1709 is a French inspired restaurant serving fresh, chef prepared dishes in Lichfield, Staffordshire. This restaurant is owned by one of Staffordshire’s best known restaurateurs John Ashmore along with Chef Mark Medley. The restaurant in Lombard Street provides a relaxed dining experience, serving quality homemade food at affordable prices.

Also within the same building is 1709@home, a delicatessen counter within the Bistro 1709 restaurant. 1709@home offers a range of ready meals prepared in the restaurant kitchens by Chef Mark Medley, giving you the opportunity to experience restaurant quality food in the comfort of your own home.

Our Restaurant Is Now Open Again

Working within the government guidelines our restaurant is open again for you to enjoy Bistro 1709 food. Keep an eye on this website for updates.

Our new hours when we re-open are:


Bistro Nights Friday & Saturday from 5pm

SUNDAY & MONDAY (available for private hire)

Our Food Shop

The deli counter stocks a range of pates, pickles, sauces, jams and relishes, all made to our chef's own recipe. The deli range is supported with products from carefully selected specialist producers.
Each day 1709@home offers you chef prepared ready meals for you to takeaway and simply reheat at home.
Bistro 1709 Deli Sample Menu

1709@home Specials

Pop in and check our blackboard for today's selection of chef prepared dishes.
A range of Starters and Light Bites, a selection of Side Dishes, Main Courses and Desserts are all available for you to take home and enjoy.
Each week we have a Sunday Roast for you.

A New Concept for Bistro 1709

Supporting the successful Bistro 1709 restaurant, John Ashmore has added 1709@home an opportunity for you to enjoy chef prepared restaurant food at home. The Bistro 1709 restaurant is popular with diners for its fixed price menu.

Chef Prepared Ready Meals From Bistro 1709

Customer Testimonials

The best restaurant in Lichfield..The food here is just superb..A new menu too..Best quality and great value. Friendly service too.

Badger022, Yoxall. Sept 2020

What a lovely place!..The atmosphere was also delightful, especially for a Monday night! Felt really comfortable. Will definitely be returning.

Emily P, Aug 2020

Little gem in Lichfield.. I was met with a warm welcome, friendly welcome and there were plenty of tasty options to choose from. Will be visiting again.

Walesrugby84, Kidderminster. Aug 2020